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Fire season 18/19

Discussion in 'Weather' started by Majikthise, Jul 24, 2018.

  1. kylep

    kylep One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Emergency Warning activated for a fire in Kitchener, south of Cessnock in the Hunter Valley. I suspect the unstable storm weather may be playing a role in the warning
     
  2. Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    That’s going to go down a treat with greenies!!
     
  3. Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Well one would have thought that Canberra had at least 500m envelop around the area but the spotting and ember attack came from quite a distance and was persistant.:whistle:
    So maybe Bradstock et al have missed something in their examination.:thumbs:
     
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  4. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    8pm update says 3 out of the 4 fires here are now under control. :clap:
     
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  5. Ubiquitous Steve

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    Time to gear up for a slack weekend with the feet up!
     
  7. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    not really necessary. smoke levels in kiewa valley are very low. we had a bit of smoke yesterday but it was from the gippsland fires. I'm pretty sensitive to smoke (asthma etc) and I'm not having any issues at all.

    The big bike ride around the Falls/Hotham loop is going ahead. It will cause mayhem on those roads on Sunday. Other than that it should be a good weekend up here
     
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  8. Edgecrusher

    Edgecrusher Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yesterday I had a look on the Hotham cam there up on summit and the smoke haze was quite bad, but then this morning it was much clearer given the wind has swung around to the NW. Here's a look at the blaze now
     
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  9. Claude Cat

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  10. Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oh I forgot the bike ride thing....I have seen signs up previously ...cannot remember what’s closed,restricted at what time or date ???But I could see that it was going to cause grief with more than a few vehicles trying to get here or there!
    So I take it that’s it’s a little safer up around Falls ,Hotham ,Dinner Plain etc etc than it was at the weekend......
     
  11. Ubiquitous Steve

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  13. currawong

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    If they thought there was a danger to the ride it would be cancelled or the route changed radically.

    Road closures
    • Bogong High Plains Road between Falls Creek and Mount Beauty from 5.30am to 9.00am
    • Tawonga Gap Road between Tawonga and Germantown from 7.00am to 10.30am
    • Great Alpine Road between Harrietville and Hotham Heights from 8.00am to 1.00pm
    • Bogong High Plains Road between Glen Valley and Falls Creek from 12.00pm to 8.30pm
    The open parts of the loop will still be very busy.
     
  14. Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Curra .....What is the ride called?
    .Team Bears May keep well away as we have enough trouble with bikes on normal days ....thanks for your information...:thumbs:
     
  15. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    used to be called 3 Peaks but I think the official name is now Peaks Challenge Falls Creek
     
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    For the first time in months no alerts on the Tasmanian Fire Service site.
     
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    But reports of a fire near Lake Mountain today, just when we were hoping things were cooling down a little.
     
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  20. Ubiquitous Steve

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    The Mayford Fire was blanketing Hotham Airport and Hotham in the arvo over last two days....
    That son of a bitch is making lots of smoke!
     
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  22. Ubiquitous Steve

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    Reported fire Sth of Mt Bogong....2km Sth ...reported approx 5pm.?
    So not one those existing to the Nth near Holloway but a new ignition?
     
  23. Ubiquitous Steve

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    Also that Rose River Fire has expanded greatly within a few days!
     
  24. Ubiquitous Steve

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  25. Claude Cat

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    #474 Claude Cat, Mar 29, 2019
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    What a bummer! When the fire season is all but over :(
    3 fires in the Ballarat area evidently.
     
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    I live 20 min from Ballarat, Melb side. I can't remember it being so dry this time of the year ever. Paddocks are dust.

    Just been on a trip surfing around Port Stephens / Broulee NSW. So green up there looks like a different country compare to Vic.

    Can't see much rain on the charts either. Need a soaking rain soon. Roll on Winter!!
     
  29. Hermon

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    I can't see it yet Mick. I've given up on any decent rain this Autumn. MJO just refuses to cooperate.
     
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    On fire stick farming as a nationwide practice, and the cult of fire in the era of the ‘pyrocene’
     
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    @Majikthise